Three students from Charles Page High School in Sand Springs, Okla., were killed Thursday in a car crash after leaving the school campus during lunchtime.
The Sand Springs Leader reports that the three fatalities were identified as Ethan Gibson, 17; Cyra Saner, 16; and Kylee Weaver, 16. Two other passengers in the car, both 16, have been hospitalized with injuries. Their identities have not been disclosed.
Police say the crash occurred around 12:15 p.m. Thursday just south of Sand Springs Lake.
Deputy Police Chief Todd Enzbrenner said the car was speeding east when it failed to negotiate a curve and went off the northeast side of the road.
Enzbrenner said his “best educated guess” was that the students were on their way to lunch. The lunch period reportedly began about 10 minutes before the crash.
Juniors and seniors at Charles Page are allowed to leave campus for lunch, and a number of students enrolled in classes at Tulsa Tech and Tulsa Community College come to and from campus.